The kids are in school, bathing suits exchanged for backpacks; the long summer days are slowly but surely getting shorter; and we’ve just gotten through what I hope is the last heat wave of the summer. It’s beginning to look a lot like fall!
While summer’s my favorite, autumn has its own special feel. I’m looking forward to the explosion of color on the trees, the crunchy leaves underfoot, the crisp, fresh evenings. Being a Southern Californian, I am still enthralled by the marked change in seasons – for me, fall just meant back-to-school and shopping for new “winter” clothes (no coats, mind you). Now that I’m living on the East Coast, fall has become synonymous with cozy sweaters and beautiful colors, and I like to change around my home decor to reflect that.
It’s not hard, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Traditional decorators say to add bowls of acorns, painted pumpkins, spice-scented candles, and other “fall-y” accessories, but that’s not my thing – a little too outdoorsy for me. I like more subtly nature-inspired pieces and fabrics. Lighting, especially floor and table lamps, is an easy place to make small, inexpensive changes that affect the whole atmosphere of your home:
The room in the last picture just oozes fall coziness. Plus, it brings me to the best part of fall decorating: orange!
Orange is, without question, one of my favorite colors no matter the season. It’s vibrant and warm and perfect for fall decor, even when it’s not Halloween! Most of my fall pieces are orange. Check these out – they will warm up your home when the temperature drops, but look great year-round.